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In anticipation of thirsty attendees, we’ve secured a bunch of free drinks to be given out!

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Penang Yosakoi Parade 2017

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Activity T&Cs

  1. Only one bottle per person.
  2. No valid claims if person of FB profile is not present at event.
  3. If person is present at event but unable to go to the information booth, please show a current photo of them at the event!
  4. Please use a clear profile photo to help our staff verify you!
  5. Drink choices are available as stock lasts.

J-Pop Singing Competition 2017

We’re hyping up the atmosphere at Penang Yosakoi Parade 2017 with a J-Pop Singing Competition! Sing your heart out in Japanese on our main stage and carry the crowd with you!


Competition Details
11 March 2017
Penang Yosakoi Parade Main Stage, Esplanade, Penang

First prize: RM 500
Second prize: RM 300
Third prize: RM 200

Register HERE!
Registration deadline: 5 March 2017

Competition Rules and Regulations

Enka Singing Competition 2017

Enka is a popular form of music which originated in the Meiji Era. Often dealing with sadness, lost love, death, and difficult times, the songs usually include words of encouragement to bring hope and perseverance. Paying homage to our strong relations between Japan and Penang, Penang Yosakoi Parade is holding an Enka Singing Competition of the song “Penang~ 愛の小島”!

Penang〜 愛の小島

Competition Details
11 March 2017
Penang Yosakoi Parade Main Stage, Esplanade, Penang

First prize: RM 500
Second prize: RM 300
Third prize: RM 200

Register HERE!
Registration deadline: 5 March 2017

Competition Rules and Regulations

It’s back! The Parade for the People of Penang!

Come join us at the Esplanade for another fabulous night of parade, dance, music and creative talents of the people of Penang! Check out the programmes we’ve lined up for you!

4pm  Carnival Blastoff – the excitement for the family and youngsters starts early this year!

  • Singing Competition – listen to the original and download the karaoke version to practice for the “Penang ~ Island of Love” singing competition!
  • Charity Food Fair and Demonstration of fusion Penang-Japanese food – Exchange your PYP Flyer for a ‘Buy 1 Free 1″ Food Voucher!
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony at the English Garden! How quaint!!
  • Games, Kimono, Craft stalls to play, try and buy from!

6:30pm  Parade! Lots of interactive stuff for the audience to participate while watching the parade!

  • Don’t miss the Mizukake Mikoshi where you splash water onto the passing Mikoshi!
  • The audience gets to vote which dance team is the HAPPIEST dance team!
  • First time in Malaysia – the Original Awa Odori on the streets of Penang
  • Japanese Fisherman Flags and Firemen Matoi parade
  • PLUS the regular Cosplay, NGO and other colourful display of Penang’s finest



Media Passes!

The Penang Yosakoi Parade is a photographer’s paradise!

Come take photos of Yosakoi Dancers, Kimono ladies, Ghosts, Kids, Mikoshi, and Cosplayers!

This year, we are issuing Media passes for photographers or videographers for unprecedented access on to the Parade Route for the perfect shot! Otherwise you will have to stay behind the lines with everyone else to take photos :(

Submit your application for these limited Media Passes to get these limited Media Passes. Successful applicants will be notified via email and can pick them up at our Information Booth on the Event Day!

Fill in the Penang Yosakoi Parade 2017 Media Registration Form for Penang Yosakoi Parade 2017 and hit that submit button!

Further inquiries can be sent

Carboot Sale at Penang Yosakoi

Do you have second hand goods to sell? Do you have a Japanese brand car?


If your answer is ‘yes’ to both, then bring them along and sell your Pre-loved items from the boot (trunk/ back of the car), together with some vintage Japanese cars! Registration Fee for the Carboot Sale is only RM30 per car. Sales in Cash terms and no commission charged.

Registration form here:2016 Carboot Registration Form


Greatest number of Yosakoi teams ever!!

DAI-GIF-NARUKO-CLAPPER-2We’re constantly trying to promote the concept of Yosakoi through our event, and we’re really pleased to announce that we’ll be having the most number of Yosakoi teams ever participating this year!

The general rule of Yosakoi is that you need to use the Naruko clappers to be considered Yosakoi.

Come to see the Yosakoi teams from Penang, KL, Kedah, Perlis and Pahang and then maybe think about starting your own Yosakoi team in preparation for next year’s event on March 11th 2017!!




Penang Yosakoi 2016!

This year’s Yosakoi will be our 3rd outing, and the timing couldn’t have been more significant.

To be held on March 12th 2016 (Saturday), it will coincide with the 5th Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan that occured on March 11th 2011 that inspired us to hold this event.

This year, we’ve got some new attractions for you, which we hope will turn Yosakoi into an iconic event for Penang! Do keep posted!